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Course Description: This course provides an overview of database system concepts. The course deals with file organization methods, database models, data integrity and security, and database administration issues. The student will be introduced to application program development in a database environment with emphasis on setting up, modifying, and querying a database. Prerequisite: CS219. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: Welcome to Database Management (CS 360. This course focuses on one of the hottest topics in the computer technology area today, the reposition and utilization of data,the fuel of the information economy and age.
This ubiquitous technology is pervasive in the world today in virtually some part of every business activity, on-line encounter, and computer development effort. This course is intended to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the concepts involved in database development, data modeling, database design and implementation.
The student will also be exposed to concepts involved in the operations and maintenance of a database including client server database architectures, processing standards, and data administration. The relational model will be used as the main structural data model accompanied by an introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL).
Each week we will focus on the various aspects of database technology from the basic terms of the discipline, through data modeling, to the concepts utilized in the physical design and implementation of a database. The course will be conducted through a combination of reading assignments with associated computer conference questions for discussion, weekly internet research assignments, weekly homework assignments, and a comprehensive final exam.
Learning Outcomes:.Comprehend databasing and the components of a database environment.
.Comprehend the database development process.
.Comprehend the various concepts and issues in database management.
.Comprehend the use of and the importance of the entity-relationship modeling in real-world applications.
.Comprehend the four major database models: hierarchical, network, relational, and object-oriented.
.Be familiar with the use of the structured query language (SQL).
.Comprehend the functions of data administration and database administration.
Course Assessment: .Friday Oct 28: Lecture Chapters 1,2,3,&4 .Saturday Oct 29: Lecture Chapters 5,6,7,&8 .Sunday Oct 30: Lecture Chapter 9&10 .Midterm Exam .Friday Dec 2: Lecture Chapters 11,12 &13 .Saturday Dec 3: Lecture Chapters14&15 .Sunday Dec 4: Final Exam
Grading: The final exam will count 25% of your total grade. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you become a better writer and thinker. You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. Each student is responsible for:
.Completing Weekly Reading Assignments.
.Completing Weekly assigned, and submitting them to the instructor.
.Completing an Online Midterm Exam
.Completing an Online Final Examination.
Assignments % of Grade
Weekly Tasks (10) ( 5500 points) 55%
.(Weekly Activities: 3 Activities at 50 points each for a total of 150 points) .(Weekly Tasks Activities: 4 Internet Research Exercises at 55 points each for a total of 220 points ) .(Weekly Homework Problems: 3 Homework Problems at 60 points each for a total of 180 points) Online Midterm Examination (200 points) 20% Online Final Examination (250 points) 25% Failure to take a final exam will result in an automatic "F" grade. Course Grading Scale - the total of all points received (total of all weekly assignments and final exam) will determine the student's letter grade as follows:
A = 90- 100% 900-1000
B = 80-89% 800-890
C = 70-79% 700-790
D = 60-69% 600-690
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students are responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence either prior to or immediately after the absence. Late assignments will only be permitted at the discretion of the instructor.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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